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Kira T. - Seeking Work in Colchester

Hourly rate22.85 / hour
Hours (full-time or not)Full-time hours

<p>Full Name: Kirstin     Nickname: Kira</p> <p>Age: 24 years of age</p> <p>Years of Experience: 11 years of child care experience</p> <p>I've also worked for a Center from March 2013-June 2013 for the Spring season with 4th, 5th and 6th graders.</p> <p>Reccently I was working at a before and after school program [MECCA] from 7:00am-8:30am and from 2:15/45pm until 5:30/6:00pm Monday through Friday. </p> <p>I worked all summer (from 2010-present) at a camp as the Unit Leader for the Senior Unit (Ages 14-16) a senior counselor, trip leader, life guard and assistant horse back riding staff. I have worked for two years as a teachers assistant at an elementary school.</p> <p>A little about me:<br />I have a mother named Sharon and a step father named Steve who live in New York with our lovely black lab Jack. <br />I also have a father named Don and a step mother named Elaine they in Connecticut with my eight year old brother Jake, and two pets Max and Maverick. <br />I have a sister named Kelsey who just graduated from Unity College in Maine. We are very close and I am so very proud of her.</p> <p>Here are some things that my campers have said about me:</p> <p> "I think it's fantastic that you know the names of every single camper in your Unit and that you truly care about every single one of them. You amaze me."  Natalia</p> <p>"You always make me feel better when I am down." Cayla</p> <p> "You are an awesome counselor, and I love how you care about your campers." Emily</p> <p>"You are an amazing person. You are so nice and sweet. This summer you are making an impact on so many girl's lives, including mine. Thank you!" Lauren</p> <p>"You are my role model, friend, and counselor all-in one. Everything you do makes me want to be a better person. You're funny, charming and sweet. Thank you for being there and being somebody I look up to. Love you forever." Em</p> <p>Here are some of the other counselor's quotes:</p> <p>"It was great meeting you this summer. You're so sweet and you were always willing to talk to me no matter how busy you were." Sara</p> <p>"You are one of the lovliest, most genuinely kind people I have ever met." Leah</p> <p> "I couldn't have gotten through this summer without you." Emily</p> <p>"You are always so nice and friendly!" Nora</p> <p>"You have such a great way about you, people arre so comfortable around you. I am so glad to have gotten to know you, I feel very lucky." Sam</p> <p> "You are the sweeest person at camp. Always postive with something nice to say. I always cheered up when you were around." Ashley</p> <p>"Your always so happy and full of spirit!" Katie</p> <p>"From the start you were always super open and welcoming, and it's great! Your girls obviously love you and so do all of the staff!" Alison</p> <p> "Thanks for all your hard work and effort. you are willing to do anything which is fantastic!" Jaxie <p>If you need any more references I would be more than happy to give them to you.</p> <p> </p> <p>Classes taken that apply to job:<br />Early Childhood (Formerly Child Development I) (0832)<br />Level 2 Semester 1/2 Credit<br />This course is for any student who may be considering the fields of education, healthcare, social work, or human services. It<br />is also for the students who would like to effectively interact with children as a relative, future coach, mentor or parent. Child<br />development topics include: the physical, social, emotional, and intellectual development of infants and toddlers, conception,<br />pregnancy, prenatal care, birth defects, child abuse, child birth and the impact of an infant on a family through the use of<br />infant simulators. This course is part of the Early Childhood College Career Pathway with Three Rivers Community College.</p> <p>Middle Childhood & Exceptionalities (Formerly Child Development II) (0833)<br />Level 2 Semester 1/2 Credit<br />This course is a continuation of Early Childhood and addresses the physical, social, emotional and intellectual development of<br />children ages four to twelve. Typical and atypical development will be addressed. Students will explore various exceptional<br />children topics. Students will explore national and state special education laws and practices as well as gain experience in<br />working with preschool children and students with special needs. Instructor approval is required.<br />Prerequisite: Early Childhood</p> <p>THE PRESCHOOLER (0824)<br />Level 2 Semester 1/2 Credit<br />Students interested in the field of early childhood education would benefit from this course. This course is an extension of<br />Early Childhood and will emphasize learning the Child Development Associate competencies. Only students seriously interested<br />in interacting with young children should sign up for this course, as we will be operating our own preschool, The Beginner<br />Bobcat Preschool. Students will be responsible to create, conduct, implement, and evaluate lessons for preschool<br />students. Students will also create bulletin boards, story books, finger plays and other preschool based assignments. It will<br />be required that students arrange to make formal observations at a daycare, preschool or kindergarten setting. This course<br />is part of the Early Childhood College Career Pathway with Three Rivers Community College. Instructor approval is required.<br />Prerequisite: Early Childhood</p> <p>CULINARY ARTS I (0811)<br />Level 2 Semester 1/2 Credit<br />Students will apply basic cooking techniques to food preparation in the areas of: breakfast foods, salads, vegetables, grains,<br />sandwiches, casseroles, some basic desserts. This course begins with the study of kitchen safety and sanitation and includes<br />a focus on personal nutrition, kitchen math, lab organization, and equipment.<br />Open to grades 9-12.</p> <p>CULINARY ARTS II (0812)<br />Level 2 Semester 1/2 Credit<br />Students will apply basic and advanced cooking techniques to food preparation in the areas of stocks, soups, sauces, poultry,<br />meats, fish, and shellfish. This course begins with a review of kitchen safety and sanitation and includes a focus on menu<br />writing, food presentation with garnishing, recent topics in nutrition, and working with more advanced recipes. Students will<br />work to perfect mise en place, kitchen math, and their overall understanding of culinary principles.<br />Prerequisite: Culinary Arts I</p> <p>I have also taken a course called INST 202 The School and Society at Virginia Wesleyan College.</p> <p> </p>
Kelsey C. - Seeking Work in Colchester

Hourly rate11.42 / hour

I nannied two twin boys (8 years old) for a year during my junior year in high school after school till late at night
Susannah H. - Seeking Work in Colchester

Hourly rate22.85 / hour
Hours (full-time or not)Full-time hours

I have done a lot of babysitting/nannying in the past 13 years for all types of families with children ranging in ages 3 months old to 9 years old. I love children and believe that they contribute greatly to my life and the lives of whom they come in to contact with. I nannied for one family, ages 2yrs and 3 yrs, and potty trained the children, cooked for them, drove them to play dates and much more. I have cared for up to four kids at one time and find it to be rewarding.
Emily F. - Seeking Work in Colchester

Hourly rate22.85 / hour
Hours (full-time or not)Full-time hours

I have been working as a nanny for approximately ten years. Aside from my own children, I have experience caring for children ranging in age from newborns-teens. I have worked with twins, special needs children, and children with allergies.
Tracy - Seeking Work in Colchester

Hourly rate22.85 / hour
Hours (full-time or not)Full-time hours

I have been a mother for past 16 years, provided childcare to younger sister while a teen at home, have worked as a teaching assistant in pre-K to grade 3 for past 5 years with specialized training in the social ,emotional development of young children.
Trisha - Seeking Work in Colchester

Hourly rate22.85 / hour
Hours (full-time or not)Full-time hours

i worked at a daycare for 2 1/2 years, for children between the ages of 3-10 yrs old. i also started babysitting at 12 years old... and babysat kids between the ages of new borns-11 years old...
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What are some common responsibilities for nannies in Colchester, CT?

As a parent, it’s natural for you to ask your nanny for a little extra help around the house. However, the boundaries for a nannies duties vary from person to person. In general, a nanny is responsible for making sure your children’s needs are met. This includes things like ensuring they have opportunities to play and be active, that they have a healthy diet and a sanitary home. When tasks go beyond child care, for example scrubbing kitchen counters, folding laundry, gathering groceries, or teaching a language, you will likely need to provide additional compensation.

How can I ensure I have a great relationship with my nanny?

To start, it’s important you set expectations and are aligned on compensation from day one. This includes outlining vacation days, a protocol for sick days, and everything else you would want your own employer to cover. From here, spend time getting to know them. Take your nanny out one of Colchester’s great restaurants, learn about their childhood, and discuss your parenting philosophy. Finally, be sure to resolve conflicts as they arise. Open communication is crucial to ensuring a healthy long-term relationship.

Questions to ask prospective Colchester Nannies:
  • Have you been a nanny previously? How long did your employment last?
  • Are you trained in First Aid or CPR?
  • How would you handle a situation where our child began choking?
  • How do you handle tantrums? Can you share an experience disciplining children?
  • What sort of household tasks are you open to doing?
  • Are you open to a live in arrangement?
  • Do you plan to work for our family over multiple years?
  • Do you have a driver's license in Connecticut?
  • Do you own a car? Do you have work experience in Colchester?
  • How flexible are you on weekends and evenings?
  • What salary are you seeking? Are you comfortable being paid by direct deposit?
  • Are you able to help with food preparation?
  • What could you cook for a child aged 2-5? Do you know how to make baby food?
  • Are you comfortable facilitating play dates?
  • Have you ever potty trained a child before?
  • Have you worked with newborns? Do you know how to change a diaper and prepare formula?
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